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Stumped by CBD Law, Texas Police May Get Help From Abroad

Stumped by CBD Law, Texas Police May Get Help From Abroad

When the Texas legislature recently passed a law legalizing CBD oil, police had a new problem on their hands – how to determine the difference between CBD and marijuana, which remains illegal in the state. The solution may exist -- Read More

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May 31, 2019
FDA Holds CBD Hearing as Fans, Sellers Await Legal Clarity

FDA Holds CBD Hearing as Fans, Sellers Await Legal Clarity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a hearing Friday to collect information about cannabis compounds such as CBD, which is already available in candy, syrups, oils, drinks, skin patches and dog food. Read More

May 23, 2019
Police: Legalizing CBD May Bring More Problems, Confusion

Police: Legalizing CBD May Bring More Problems, Confusion

As lawmakers move closer to legalizing CBD oil in Texas, NBC 5 Investigates has learned that confusion may linger on what's legal and what's not, because law enforcement officials don't have the tools needed to tell the difference... Read More

Feb 5, 2019
Digest: NBC 5 Investigates Legality of CBD Oil

Digest: NBC 5 Investigates Legality of CBD Oil

If you've been out at all recently, you've likely seen the newest health craze -- CBD oil. But is it legal in Texas? Well, that depends on who you ask. NBC 5 Investigates takes a look at the issue. Read More

Apr 25, 2019
CBD Arrests Flying High at DFW Airport

CBD Arrests Flying High at DFW Airport

As Texas legislators work towards possibly making CBD legal in the state, confiscation of the oil by federal officers has "skyrocketed" this year at DFW Airport, NBC 5 Investigates has learned. Read More

May 21, 2019
Traveling Grandmother Jailed for CBD Oil Talks About Ordeal

Traveling Grandmother Jailed for CBD Oil Talks About Ordeal

Police officers slapped handcuffs on 71-year-old Lena Bartula at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after they found CBD oil in her travel bag. Now she's talking about her two nights in jail. Read More

Apr 22, 2019
Bill Legalizing CBD Passes House, Heads to Senate

Bill Legalizing CBD Passes House, Heads to Senate

CBD oil is a step closer to being legalized in Texas after legislators in the House voted on Tuesday to allow people to buy it without fear of being arrested. The bill cleared the House with no one opposing it, paving the way for... Read More

Apr 2, 2019
'You Just Watch… More Hemp Grown Than We Could Ever Process'

'You Just Watch… More Hemp Grown Than We Could Ever Process'

NBC5 Investigates interviewed Texas AG commissioner Sid Miller exclusively, a day after state lawmakers heard testimony that overwhelmingly supported the passage of laws that would court CBD business to Texas. Read More

Apr 1, 2019
Texas Lawmakers Hear Overwhelming Support For CBD, Hemp Farming in the State

Texas Lawmakers Hear Overwhelming Support For CBD, Hemp Farming in the State

Texas lawmakers today heard testimony from a long list of people in support of a proposed bill that would clear the confusion over whether CBD is legal in the state. Read More

Mar 20, 2019
Hemp Industry Reacts to North Texas Police Action

Hemp Industry Reacts to North Texas Police Action

A major national hemp industry group is urging Texas law enforcement to back off on seizing CBD products in the wake of two recent police raids in North Texas. Read More

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2017 Peabody Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

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Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS

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Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
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News Series - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
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2015 The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
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“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

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Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

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2012 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
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"Critical Delays: Dallas County's Response to the West Nile Epidemic"

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